Le ‘Croc’ Madame


Le 'Croc' Madame

Smoky ham and our creamy Sharp Cheddar Cheese sauce really pack this egg and cheese sandwich with big bold flavor.

Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4


  • 8 slices Hawaiian bread or brioche, crusts removed
  • ½ stick 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsps all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cup 2% or whole milk
  • 7 oz shredded Old Croc Extra Sharp Cheddar divided
  • 1/8 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp white ground pepper
  • ½ tsp kosher salt or more if desired
  • 8 oz sliced smoked ham
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp pure olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp smoked or sweet paprika


  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Place bread slices over a baking sheet and toast for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, melt 2 tablespoons butter in a small saucepan; add flour and whisk for 1 minute (do not let flour brown); slowly add milk whisking continually till creamy; add 1 cup shredded Old Croc cheese, nutmeg, pepper and salt; stir till well-combined; set aside.
  4. In a heavy oven proof skillet (or cast iron skillet) melt 1 Tbsp butter; place 4 slices toasted bread over butter; top each bread slice with 1 Tbsp cheese sauce; 2 oz ham, 1/4 cup Old Croc shredded cheese, 1 Tbsp cheese sauce; top with remaining toasted bread slices; spread remaining cheese sauce evenly among bread tops; bake for 5-10 min or till slightly golden and bubbly.
  5. Meanwhile, fry eggs in remaining butter and oil; place one egg over each baked sandwich; season with salt if desired; sprinkle with smoked paprika. Enjoy!